Football fans will see the bulk of the English FA Cup 2011 Fourth Round fixtures taking place on Saturday 29th Janaury 2011, as all but ten of the 32 teams who made it through Round Three do battle to make it to the last 16 of the competition.
Everton v Chelsea – Kick-Off (GMT) 12:30
The day’s FA Cup action starts with Champions Chelsea travelling to Everton for an all-blue cup tie.
Phil Jagielka may return for Everton, though Tim Cahill is still away with Australia, and Victor Anichebe may be forced to miss out because of a groin injury.
Chelsea must decide whether Frank Lampard is fit enough to play after his calf injury – which kept him out of action in Monday’s emphatic win against Bolton. Chelsea will be hoping the momentum from that victory can carry them through this tricky tie on Merseyside.
Aston Villa v Blackburn – Kick-Off (GMT) 13:00
Another all Premier League tie takes place at Aston Villa’s Villa Park.
Villa will be without new boy Darren Bent, who is cup-tied after having appeared for Sunderland in an earlier round, which means that Emille Heskey could be recalled to the starting line-up in a match which both sides will feel able to win.
Bolton v Wigan – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
Bolton and Wigan get a reprieve from a tough few weeks in the Barclays Premier League with their Fourth Round fixture at the Reebok Stadium.
Bolton may field new defender David Wheater for his debut with the club, and may well keep Adam Bogdan, who impressed in the third round, in goal for this match.
In another match that is a little difficult to call pre-game, Bolton look the stronger of the two, and, with home advantage, will be expecting to progress.
Southampton v Man Utd – Kick-Off (GMT) 17:15
Manchester United travel to Southampton in great heart after their come-from-behind victory at Blackpool.
United will rest Edwin van der Sar – who announced his decision to retire at the end of this season, this week- and may well use this as an opportunity to get a public airing for new ‘keeper, Anders Lindegaard. Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Rafael also miss this match, and Michael Carrick is doubtful.
Despite the injuries, Man Utd will likely prove too strong for the Saints, who may be without captain Dean Hammond, who has a calf injury.
Full fixtures for the 2011 FA Cup Fourth Round matches scheduled for Saturday 29th January are detailed below. The further five Fourth Round matches are due to be played on Sunday, 30th January.
English FA Cup 2011 – Fourth Round Fixtures, Saturday 29th January
- Everton v Chelsea – Kick-Off (GMT) 12:30
- Swansea v Leyton Orient – Kick-Off (GMT) 12:50
- Aston Villa v Blackburn – Kick-Off (GMT) 13:00
- Birmingham v Coventry – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Bolton v Wigan – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Burnley v Burton Albion – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Sheff Wed v Hereford – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Stevenage v Reading – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Torquay v Crawley Town – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Watford v Brighton – Kick-Off (GMT) 15:00
- Southampton v Man Utd – Kick-Off (GMT) 17:15